RC65: Recommendations for fire safety with 3D printing

  • 17 Apr 2018

These recommendations have been produced to minimise the likelihood and consequences of a fire involving a 3D printer in commerce and industry. The term 3D printing relates to a wide range of processes using diverse equipment and a broad spectrum of applied materials. The advice is not intended to apply to 3D printing undertaken in a domestic environment.

3D printing technologies are becoming increasingly utilised in industry. These recommendations are not directed to any industrial sector and are concerned with the need for 3D printers to operate in a fire safe environment, whether it is permanently attended or being left unattended due to the length of time required to build a large object.